. Filmmakers Valarie Kaur and Sharat Raju have been featured in national mediaoutlets, including CNN, C-SPAN, National Public Radio, the BBC, and the Religion NewsService. For more:http://dwf-film.com/news/video.html
Filmed on location in California (Clovis, Fresno, Los Angeles, San Diego,Mojave Desert, San Jose, San Francisco; Oakland/Berkeley, Sacramento, Yuba City, Palo Alto);Arizona (Phoenix, Mesa); New York (New York City); Connecticut (New Haven); Washington,D.C.; and India (New Delhi, Punjab).
Total Running Time:
: Stereo, LT/RT.
: Still Photography, Hi-8 Video, Mini-DV Video, DV Cam Video,Super 8mm Film, Super 16mm Film, High Definition Video. (Note: includes archivalfilm footage and television news footage.)
Digital Betacam; DVCam; DVD.
: Kodak Vision 2, Super 16mm and 8mm gauges.
Avid Media Composer Adrenaline.
Valarie Kaur began the journey to make
Divided We Fall
Sept. 15, 2001
in response tothe murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi, a turbaned Sikh American her family knew.
Balbir Singh Sodhi was the first of at least
murdered in post-9/11 hate crime.
of footage was shot over five years for DWF.
Valarie interviewed approximately
during the production.
Nearly the entire crew worked without pay.
Much of the crew was in their
when making the film.
Funding for the initial stages of production was raised entirely through
. Panavision Camera’s New Filmmakers’ Grant provided a free film camerapackage to the production. Eastman Kodak donated nearly half of the film stock.
On tour since Sept. 2006, the filmmakers have led
two-day dialogue programs
aroundthe film at universities, colleges, schools, and communities around the world.
New Moon Productions is named after Valarie’s grandfather’s village in Punjab, India.
The film will be released on DVD with educational curriculum starting in